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Release: May 30, 2002

Awards presented at UI College of Public Health graduation and honors dinner

Students, faculty and staff were honored at the annual University of Iowa College of Public Health Graduation and Honors Dinner and Milford E. Barnes Awards Ceremony held May 17.

One student from each of the college's five departments and the master of public health program received a Milford E. Barnes Award for outstanding work in their area of study. The recipients were Chandan Saha, department of biostatistics; Jeremiah R. Garza, department of community and behavioral health; Ingrid E. Nygaard, department of epidemiology; William J. Coddington, department of health management and policy; Chandran Achutan, department of occupational and environmental health; and Susan L. Kinzer, master of public health program. The awards are named for Milford E. Barnes, M.D., who served as professor and head of the department of hygiene and preventive medicine from 1930-1952.

Brenda M. Kiminyo-Bode, a graduate in occupational and environmental health, received the Dean's Achievement Award. The department of health management and policy presented the John W. Colloton Outstanding Student Award to April A. Sperstad, and the Frank N. Whitson Award for Academic Achievement to Lori A. McAloon.

Four faculty members were honored for receiving 2001-2002 College of Public Health-College of Medicine New Investigator Research Awards. The awards assist newly appointed primary or joint faculty in the College of Public Health or UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine to advance their research activities. The recipients were: Brian Kaskie, Ph.D., assistant professor of health management and policy; Faryle K. Nothwehr, Ph.D., assistant professor of community and behavioral health; John E. Schneider, Ph.D., assistant professor of health management and policy; and Holly Wardlow, Ph.D., assistant professor of community and behavioral health and anthropology.

The College of Public Health Faculty Teaching Award went to Rachel L. Anderson, Ph.D., assistant professor of health management and policy. James C. Torner, Ph.D., professor and head of epidemiology, received the Faculty Service Award, and Charles F. Lynch, M.D., Ph.D., professor of epidemiology, received the Faculty Research Award.

The Staff Research Award was given to Deborah A. Feddersen, program associate in the department of epidemiology, and the Staff Service Award was presented to Patricia A. Francisco, account specialist with the department of occupational and environmental health.